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Bunbury motel arrests: Third accused revealed as Jade Thomas Hunt

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Jade Thomas Hunt.
Camera IconJade Thomas Hunt. Credit: Facebook

The third person allegedly involved in an assault in Bunbury that led to a police raid of a local motel room has been revealed.

Jade Thomas Hunt, 31, appeared in Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday along with co-accused Steven John Noakes and was identified as the third in the trio of alleged attackers.

Mr Hunt, like his co-accused, faced a single count of aggravated home burglary with intent, assault occasioning bodily harm, and criminal damage or destruction of property.

Though no progression was made on the matter, the man’s lawyer — who also represented Noakes — said his legal representation would need to be “reassigned” as he would only be representing Noakes from now on.

It was not made clear why he would no longer be representing Mr Hunt.

Mr Hunt is due to reappear in court on January 9.

Steven Noakes.
Camera IconSteven Noakes. Credit: Facebook

It comes as Noakes pleaded guilty to his charge of possessing drug paraphernalia, while his remaining three charges were adjourned until March 2, with his bail extended until that time.

At 9.15am on Friday, October 14, police searched the man’s motel room at Bunbury’s Admiral Motel, where they found two glass smoking implements containing residue of methylamphetamine.

Noakes received a fine of $200 for the charge, with the prosecution calling to destroy the paraphernalia.

The third accused, Tamara Mary Gennoe pleaded not guilty to her three charges back in October, and is due to return to court on January 12.

It is alleged the trio broke into a Bunbury property at 6.45am on Friday, October 14 and that a woman — who police believe was known to Ms Gennoe, Noakes and Mr Hunt — was assaulted during the incident.

Police say bodily harm was caused to the alleged victim — although the extent of her injuries was not revealed in court — and Ms Gennoe was armed with a dangerous weapon or instrument during the incident.

Ms Gennoe was also accused of causing damage to a Honda CRV which belonged to the alleged victim.

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